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of former president george h.w. bush after his spokesperson confirmed "a series of setbacks" have put the president in the intensive care unit. we are live outside the hospital. stay close. >>> family and friends now visiting the former president george h.w. bush who is hospitalized in houston, texas. doctors moved president bush to the intensive care unit after a series of setbacks including a fever and cough that were not going away. the president is the oldest live willing former leader of our nation at age 88. but today in his e-mail to his staff he suggested the president is not on his death bed. he said "president bush would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet." randy wallace from our fox station kriv fox 26 live outside the hospital there in houston. randy, what is the latest on the president's condition? >>> well, we heard kind of conflicting things all day today. it was on sunday when former president bush was put into the intensive care unit here at meth though difficult hospital. methodist hospital. he was admitted here for bronchitis on november
for his strong personality. >>> the general said that he did agree with president george h.w. bush's decision not to follow saddam's decision into baghdad. >> ladies and gentlemen, when we here, we were 150 miles away from baghdad and there's nobody between us and bagsd. if our intention to take iraq, to destroy the country, if it had been our intention to overrun the country, we could have done it unopposed from this position at that time. >> schwarzkopf was honored for his service with the medal of freedom. queen elizabeth even awarded him with a knight hood. >>> former president george h.w. bush praised his leadership yesterday. general schwarzkopf is survived by his wife and three kids. he was 78 years old. >>> joining us now by phone, jack jacobs, medal of honor recipient and knew general schwarzkopf well. welcome to "way too early." i know that you knew general schwarzkopf very well. your thoughts on his passing, sir? >> i knew him from years and years ago. he was lieutenant and i was a major. he had the reputation he acquired later on as stormin' norman. he was well known by
he earned three silver stars, three bronze stars, and two parts. president george h. w. bush presented him with the medal of freedom for service to his country. president bush called norman schwarzkopf "a true american patriot." in retirement, he declined calls to run for office, devoting himself to public speaking and charity work. he leaves his wife and three children. norman schwarzkopf was 78. >> this morning former president george h. w. bush remains in intensive care. his spokeswoman says he is getting excellent medical treatment. she says she would advise people to "put the harps back in the closet." bush was admitted november 23 and has been in intensive care since sunday. he is battling what is said to be a terrible case of bronchitis and a series of complications. hillary clinton is expected to return next week. she has been recovering from a concussion she suffered after fainting bullfighting a stomach virus. clinton has promised to testify next month before congress on the deadly attack with an benghazi. business headlines -- souped up theaters are bringing people
george h.w. bush has a message for his admirers around the world. he's not going anywhere. in a message in thursday, his chief of staff said the 41st president's condition is not dire. becker said mr. bush has every intention of staying put and that we can "put the harps back in the closet." the 88-year-old mr. bush is in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital where he's receiving treatment for an elevated fever. >> still has his sense of human. >>> vladimir putin has signed a continue versional bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. the decision raising tensions between the two countries, seen for retaliation for a new law in the u.s. that seeks to punish russians for human rights violations. the ban will take effect on january 1st, that's really right away it would halt all new adoptions and end those already in progress. incredible. a lot of families in the process of adopting children in russia. >> those poor kids. >>> want to move on to the weather. lots of snow, wind, hail everywhere across the u.s. the storm that brought snow and spun off tornadoes is s
pneumonia. >>> plus an aide to president george h.w. bush. >>> who was the biggest political winner in 2012 and why? tweet me or find me on facebook. >>> tributes are pouring in today for german norman schwarzkopf. nicknamed stormin' norman for his legendary temp. the general died yesterday in tampa, florida. he was 78 years old. his was known for his colorful, very blunt-talking style, credited for devising the plan that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in the first gulf war. >> if they're dumb enough to attack they'll pay a powerful force. >> i'm completely confident we're going to kick his butt when he gets here. >> as far as saddam hussein being a great strategist, he's neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational art. >>> president obama calling general norman schwarzkopf, an original who stood tall for his country and the army he loved. most importantly president george h.w. bush issued a statement from his hospital bed -- we mourn the loss of a true american patriot. more than that he was a good and a decent man and a dear friend. joining me by telephone is
he was 78. >>> former president george h. w. bush remains in intensive care at a texas hospital this morning. his chief of staff says bush is getting excellent medical care but expects nobody the hospital for a while. he is battling bronchitis and other complications from it. the 88-year-old was admitted to the hospital more than a month ago. >>> three people were killed when a tractor-trailer that was stopped in traffic was rear ended by a pickup. all of the victims were in the pickup. this happened about 7:00 last night and traffic was still moving slowly in the area late last night. in other news, hundreds of teachers in utah taking a gun training course in the wake of shooting tragedy in newtown, connecticut. >> the idea of arming teachers is he lifting both support and op indication. we have a report. >> reporter: gun rights advocates in utah offering free gun training for teachers. utah shooting sports council saying the 200 person, six-hour course was filled to capacity. >> to protect my children in case of any assault, any bad guys coming in to attack. >> reporter: in an
returning from the persian gulf, then president george h.w. bush presented him with a met a -- medal of honor. president bush released a statement calling him a true american patriot and one of the greatest military leaders in his generation. dead at 78. >>> former president george hwbush offered his condolences from the hospital because he is still in the icu. the 88-year-old is treated for a fever. he's been in the hospital for more than a month after first coming down with bronchitis. his chief of staff sent supporters a note reading president bush ask people to put their harps back in the closet. president bush's family is confident he will be out of intensive care very soon. >>> secretary of tate hillary -- state hillary clinton is heading back to work. she is looking forward to returning next week. she has been out for weeks recovering from a stomach virus and a concussion. she will not travel overseas for a while but her return to the state department means she will probably appear before congress next month when she is expected to testify on the attack in benghazi libya. >>>
again. >>> also this morning, former president george h. w. bush remains in intensive care at a texas hospital this morning. his chief of staff says his family is confident the 41st president will leave the hospital but expects to be there for a while. he is battling bronchitis, a lingering fever among other complications. the 88-year-old was admitted to the hospital last month but has only been in the icu since sunday. >>> coming up next, a look at the morning's other top stories. police are investigating an accident on one of our area's busiest stretches of road that left three people dead. >> and a murder ore christmas eve as a family gets ready to bury a loved one. d.c. police step up their search for a suspect in a crime that seems to have very few clues. ó >>> virginia state police continue to investigate a deadly accident at the springfield interchange. it happened around 7:00 last night when a tractor-trailer stopped in traffic was rear ended by a pickup truck. three people inside the pick upstruck died at the scene. the driver of the tractor- trailer was not hurt. >>> d.c.
". it was a coalition of 30 countries original niced by then president george h.w. bush that succeeded in defeating iraqis. president bush remains hospitalized in houston in methodist hospital he had a statement that reads in part. he is one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of the long gray line hailing from west point, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized duty, service, country and creed that defended our country's freedom and seen the nation through our most trying international crisis. he was appointed general and appointed commander-in-chief of u.s. central command. he prepared a detailed plan for defense of saudi oil fields against the iraqis. general colin powell released this statement in part, with the passing of general norman schwarzkopf, america has lost a great patriot and soldier. he has served his country with distinguished patriot him for 35 years. general schwarzkopf could have died in tampa. he was 78 years old. harris: general schwarzkopf could have credited again with leading the u.s. to victory in the first gulf war. stay close. we'l
that is now adding to concerns right here at home. gregg: a new update on george h. w. bush his condition. he is still in intensive care. his family and spokesperson releasing an update, so we will fill you in on that. heather: new information on marilyn monroe's private life as fbi files are made public and it reveals a lot about this american icon. >> jane russell was marilyn monroe's companion at the theater. marilyn knew many times. she gave one of her finest performances. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. gregg: keeping an eye on north korea's next move. the rogue nation could conduct an atomic test. this washington on high alert. as well as the world. david has more in bangkok, thailand. reporter: yes, these satellite images are released from the associated press indicate receptivity in a nuclear test site in north korea. experts have looked at the pictures and saying there is flood damage. but they also say that there is more water pouring out of one of the tunnels at t
.s. sanctions law targeting russians accused of human rights abuses. former president george h.w. bush was said to be alert and improving today. family sposman sd he's en sging with doctors and nurses. mr. bush is 88 years old. he's been hospitalized in houston with complications from bronchitis. this week, he was placed in intensive care, but in an e-mail yesterday, his chief of staff said the former president wants people to put the harps back in the closet. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to margaret. >> warner: the victim of a horrific gang rape in india died tonight at a hospital in singapore. the attack enraged much of the country, and the reaction caught the government off-guard. ray suarez has more. >> suarez: the fury across india has been building for nearly two weeks, since a 23-year-old medical student was gang-raped and then thrown from this bus in new delhi. sexual assaults are rife in india, especially in new delhi, where, on average, there's a rape reported every 18 hours. but this time, the extreme brutality of the crime ignited outrage that turned violent
in 100 hours. schwarzkopf said later he agreed with president george h.w. bush's decision to stop the war then, rather than drive to baghdad. days after the ground offensive ended, the allied commander met with defeated iraqi generals to discuss the terms for a cease fire. >> i would say very candidly that the iraqis came to discuss and to cooperate with a positive attitude. >> warner: later, schwarzkopf was criticized for letting saddam's military retain the right to fly helicopters, which it used to attack rebellious shi-ites and kurds. but in the immediate flush of victory, the general received a hero's welcome back in the u.s., including a standing ovation during a joint session of congress in may 1991. that summer, he retired from active service. >> i've got to tell you, no matter now eloquent the orator, no matter how prolific the poet, no matter how lyrical the songwriter, no words can ever capture the emotions that go through a person's heart when he stands for the last time and hears thnational ahem and salutes the american flag representing the county that he has gladly, proudly
family confident george h.w. bush will soon be out of intensive care. the 41st president has been elevated -- had an elevated fever, but we're told his condition is not dire. chief of staff says is he sick? yeah. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of saying put. he would ask me to tell to you please put the harps back in the closet. becker added, the care at methodist hospital is unequaled. we'll have a live report outside the hospital at the bottom of this hour. >>> moving on, the nation is mourning the loss of an american hero, general herbert norman schwarzkopf, known as storming norman and bear, has died of complications from pneumonia. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait back in 1991. that was operation desert storm. former president george h.w. bush organized that coalition. he approved a statement while in intensive care. he says, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized the country creed that, is defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying internationa
. >> he was proven right on so many front. he and president george h.w. bush, agreed, they didn't want to "go all the way to baghdad." if u.s. forces went to baghdad and occupied iraq in the winter of 1991, they would basically have to take responsibility for the country. it would be a long, bogged down expensive process. they decided that their real goal was to gelt iraqis out of kuwait. accomplished that, want to go further and later in 2003, they were proven right when the u.s. invasion would become something that would last so many years. >> barbara star to the pentagon. to houston now, where 88-year-old former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care, treated for an elevated feeter. he appreciates the outpouring of support he received from around the world, but not planning on going anywhere soon. miguel marquez joins us from houston. what did his people say? put the harps away? >> yeah, that is from his current chief of staff, gene becker. put the harps away, not going anywhere. look, is he -- he is sick, but not critical is what i can gather from what folks are sayin
the international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. president george h.w. bush who organized coalition, released a statement saying, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of long gray line hailing from west point, again norman schwarzkopf could have defended our country and seen this great nation through our most trying international crisis. more than that he was a decent man and dear friend. barbara and i send our condolences to has wife brenda and his wonderful family. general h. norman schwarzkopf could have was 78 years old. gregg: those are just a few of the many stories we're following this morning in "america's newsroom.". coming up, former president george h.w. bush himself is in a hospital right now. we've got an update on his health and what his staff is asking from the media today. patti ann: just when you maybe thought it was over, another storm is barreling toward the northeast. meteorologist maria molina is tracking its every move. gregg: we're learning mo
: a spokesman says president george h.w. bush is improving and is now even winging with doctors and nurses at a houston hospital. . . bush, who is 88, is in the intensive care unit with bronchitis and a high fever. president bush's predecessor ronald reagan once famously called margaret thatcher the best man in england. meirs was an enduring friendship but barry peterson reports on documents that reveal fnother side of their alliance. t reporter: in front of the cameras, it was all smiles. >> britain and america will stand side by side. bu reporter: but the documents released today by the british national archives reveal some tempestuous moments. after argentina invaded the falkland islands in the south htlantic ocean in 1982, prime minister thatcher launched a land and sea invasion to take and back, counting on president oagan for support, telling him, "you are the only person who will understand." but mr. reagan hesitated, afraid that u.s. support would offend argentina's latin american ntlies. lae relationship hit its lowest point during the falkland's war, when president reagan kept er
iraqi forced out of kuwait. he was only the ninth u.s. general to be knighted. george h.w. bush called the general a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. the white house today says president obama is keeping a close eye on a possible strike by longshoremen. union leaders for nearly 15,000 dock workers at every port from texas to maine say they'll walk off the job on sunday. we asked anna werner to find out how a strike would hurt the u.s. economy. >> reporter: the port of houston handles 42 million tons of cargo every year. it extended its hours this week to try and get shipments in and out before a strike can bring the port to a standstill. jim gillis is vice president of gulf intermodal services, a container trucking company. >> we've seen a dramatic increase in volumes and congestion as a result. >> reporter: what happens if they can't get all the goods out of the port? >> you have containers being held in yards around the houston area, specifically, so you're going to see stores are going to have problem
schwarzkopf was 78. >>> now, to former president george h.w. bush's condition. his chief of staff says he will be in the hospital for a while. the 41st president is recovering from a terrible case of bronchitis with a series of complications. she says that mr. bush is getting excellent medical treatment in houston. and she would ask that people put the heart back into the closet. interesting. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is planning to return to work next week. she has not been seen in public for two weeks. she's been recuperating at home since suffering a concussion. it happened when she hit her head during a fainting spell that was brought on by a stomach virus. >>> for the second time this month, a man has been pushed to his death in front of a new york subway train. eyewitnesses say a woman pushed him on the elevated tracks in queens last night. surveillance cameras captured her running away. it's not clear that the woman knew the victim. but witnesses said she had been following him closely and mumbling to herself. >>> a decorated marine corps veteran who served two tours i
was walking home. the suspects will be back in court next week. >>> former president george h.w. bush is said to be improving at a houston hospital this afternoon, even singing to his doctors and nurseman. a family spokesman says the 88-year-old is in good spirits. the former president has been hospitalized now for more than a month. doctors say they're still optimistic about his recovery. >>> policy tigds and leader remembering general norman schwarzkopf, the man who commanded forces in the first gulf war died yesterday of complications from pneumonia. andrea mitchell looks back at his career and explains how he earned his nickname. >> reporter: nicknamed stormin' norman for his legendary temper, norman schwarzkopf was an american original. colorful and blunt-talking, he used his prewar briefings to try to sca to. >> reporter: when the decision to go to war was made, he was ready with a plan to outflank the iraqi forces. former president bush with brian williams last year. >> i remember when he came and presented his plan at camp david to us. we fine-tuned it a bit or asked that it be fine-t
that came within my parameter. >> reporter: in july 1991 president george h.w. bush awarded schwarzkopf the presidential medal of freedom and last night the former president who is struggling with his own health crisis issued a statement saying "shwords cop of epitomized the duty service, country creed that has dchbed our freedom." schwarzkopf knew the value of peace, and the price of confrontation. >> the more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war. >> reporter: general norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. for "cbs this morning," bob orr in washington. >> schwarzkopf's former boss is likely to be hospitalized for a while according to the top aide. the 41st president is in intensive care at houston's methodist hospital being treated for a persistent fever. this morning his condition remains guarded but mr. bush's chief of staff, jean becker says we should "put the harpz back in the closet" meaning he's sick but not that sick. >>> the powerful winter storm that caused trouble across the country is finally moving out, left parts of western new york and pennsyl
a national hero. president george h.w. bush presented him the medal of freedom. president bush issued a statement calling norman schwarzkopf a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. in retirement, schwarzkopf declined calls to run for office, devoting himself to public speaking and charity work. he leaves his wife and three children. norman schwarzkopf was 78. chuck sivertsen, abc news, new york. >> he was known for being opinionated and brave, the kind of guy you want on your side. >> there's no question, when you think about the first persian gulf war, that was the defining war for millions of americans because there had been a break, and then america went back to war. he became a household name. >> stormin' norman is hard to forget. that's a great nickname. >> we can all remember turning on the tv and seeing the bombs dropping saying okay, it's for real now. he was the person who led america right through all that. >> going to be missed. >>> in other news, with just four days to go, president obama and the top lawmakers meet today at the whit
from a houston hospital room, former president george h.w. bush called him one of the great military leaders of his generation. >>> number four, if you6<;úr rie muni today you won't need to dig for dollars, because the system is offering free rides all day on buses and cable cars to celebrate its 100th birthday. the rides last until 5:00 tomorrow morning. >>> valley christian high ban will rehearse one last time before heading to southern is morning to perform in the tournament of roses parade new year's day. watch them and the rest of the parade tuesday morning starting at 8 a.m.. >> here's mike with final check of your forecast. >>> live doppler 7 hd good morning radar returns showing up along the sonoma county coast now from bodega bay up jenner, sea ranch, haven't heard from anybody this is make it to the ground. the best during the morning hours increasing clouds, and a few sprinkles. best chance of seeing rain during the afternoon temperatures will struggle into the low 50s. be ready for rain during >>> back -- back to the bay bridge toll, friday lightí1w, looks like holiday
indications of pneumonia. he was given the nickname stormin' norman. >> president george h. w. bush from his hospital bed described him as quote be a good and decent man. the elder bush is still in intensive care in houston but his long time chief of staff says put the harps back in the closet. she says the former president is expected to be in the hospital identify long time but is getting the best care. and his family is still optimistic the 88-year-old will make a full recovery. >>> president vladimir putin just signed a bill banning americans from adopting russian children. it is in retaalation united nations for a new law passed by congress that punishes officials for human rights abuses. >>> still ahead, redskins mania here at fox 5. >> dave ross is here all morning long with a preview of the sunday match-up. in the 7:00 hour, some trash talking with our counterparts at the fox station in dallas. >>> at 9:15, some of the redskins cheerleaders will join us live in studio. it is redskins all day here on fox 5. we'll be right pack. -- we'll be right back. %uÑó >>> the united states is o
schwarzkopf was 78 years old. former president george h.w. bush released a statement saying "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country creed. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a good friend." >>> the 41st president is still in intensive care but it appears that he's still fighting saying he's in good hands. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a little while. but that he would advise people to "put the harps back in the closet." . the 88-year-old has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd. his condition worsened this week when he suffered a series of complications from bronchitis. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work soon. for the last few weeks, she had to slow down because of a stomach virus and a concussion that she sustained after fainting. she canceled an overseas trip as well as testimony before congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. clinton is preparing to step aside as secretary in the coming weeks. >>> a winter storm getting r
offers by both parties to run for political office. >> president george h. w. bush is today statement, saying he epitomized the duties that has defended our freedom and seen this great nation tour most trying international crises. barbara and i mourn the loss of a true patriot and one of the two military leaders of this generation. general norman schwarzkopf was 78. politically speaking, he never showed any interest in running the office. he often played down the label of euro. in his later years, he seemed most proud of his work with children's charities, saying, it is nice to feel you have a purpose. scott thuman, abc 7 news. >> corporate tonight for local families looking to adopt children from overseas -- heartbreak tonight for local families looking to adopt children from overseas. >> how you could join beyonce at the super bowl. president obama scheduled to speak on the fiscal cliff 20 minutes from now. woody has to say, live when it happens. -- what he has to say, live when it happens. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 5:00 with leon harris, alison starling, chief meteorologist
was 78 years old. former president george h.w. bush released a statement saying "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country creed that has defended our freedom. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend." >>> bush made that statement as he continues to recover in intensive care. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a while. but promises that he's in good hands. the 88-year-old has been in the houston hospital since november 23rd. his condition worsened this week when he suffered a series of complications from bronchitis. >>> this is a crucial day in the effort to keep the country from going off the fiscal cliff. president obama meets with congressional leaders this afternoon. democrats and republicans both say a deal at this point would probably extend bush era tax cuts for most persons and raise taxes on the country's top earners. it could include an extension of long-term unemployment benefits, spending cuts would also be postponed. >>> house speaker john boehner will be at today's meet
.s. command. and tonight george h.w. bush approved this statement on the passing of general schwarzkopf. barbara and i mourn the loss of a patriot and one of great military leader of his generation. a distinguished member of that long line hailing from west point. general norm schwarzkopf has defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying international crises. more than that he was a good and decent man and a career friend. barbara and i send our condolences to his wife brenda and his wonderful family. and former vice president dick cheney's statement. general norman schwarzkopf was an outstanding military commander and great american. he was a superb leader who managed one of the most complex coalitions in history in desert storm in 1991 and he deserve the much of the credit for success. i am proud and honored to have known and worked with him. the nation owes him a deep debt of gratitude for his years of service. norman schwarzkopf was 78. now to libya. if you thought the state department officials got the boot over benghazi, well, you thought wrong. after a s
behind china and ethiopia. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital today. in a statement his longtime chief of staff urged the to put the harps back in the closet. the former president is 88 years old and has been in the hospital since november 23 for a bad case of bronchitis. he has since suffered a series of complications. >>> the national weather service has issued a new winter storm warning for the eastern half of the country as a new system threatens to cause even more travel headaches throughout the region. this comes after more than 21 inches of snow and rain already fell in the northeast. record snowfall in arkansas has left nearly 200,000 people without power. joining me now is the weather channel's kelly cass. kelly, i'm here in washington, d.c. we are hearing warnings from d.c. to maine. don't drive on saturday. you know, hunker down. what's going to hit the east coast over the weekend? >> it will get messy, that's for sure. a lot of people are still trying to travel, get home from christmas or try to get to their new
, florida, at age 78. >>> former president george h.w. bush released this statement. he says, "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country creed that has defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying international crises." >>> a spokesman for former president george h.w. bush says, quote, put the hearts back in the closet, yes. gene decker says his boss is sick, but his condition is not dire. the 41st president remains in intensive care in a houston hospital. he has been in the hospital since november 23rd. >>> in south africa, the granddaughters of nelson mandela say that he is alert and that he's doing well. the former south african president, he is back home after spending eight days in the hospital. >> it's important for people to remember that, you know, he is 95, after all. and that, you know, once in a while he needs, you know, medical care, medical attention. and you know, we're very grateful because, you know, he's surrounded by the best medical team, you know. he's very well taken care of, and he's very comfortable, and he's very happy.
. >>> put the harps back in the closet. that's the word from former president george h.w. bush's chief of staff. she says the condition of the 88-year-old former president is not dire. his family is expressing confidence that he will soon be released from an intensive care unit. he's been treated for a high fever at a houston hospital. >>> with the nation reeling from the tragedy in newtown, connecticut, and engaged in a national debate on gun control, chicago reaches a deadly milestone despite the toughest laws when it comes to owning firearms. >>> federal investigators arrested a new york city woman, they say she used the school's shooting in newtown as a way to make money. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi p
natalie morales. >> good morning, everyone. speaking of the former president george h.w. bush, we have an update on his health. good morning to you, janet. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. an e-mail from former president bush's chief of staff is shedding new light on his condition today. it says in part she's confident he will recover. and she says, is he sick? yes. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet. she goes on to say that mr. bush will likely be in the hospital for a while due to his age and he can use our prayers. natalie, back to you. >> we are sending them. janet, thank you. >>> for the second time this month, a new york man has been pushed to his death in front of a subway train. witnesses say a mumbling woman shoved a man into the path of an oncoming train in queens on thursday evening. police said the man didn't seem to notice the woman before she pushed him. she fled the scene and police are now searching for her. >>> it's back to work for secretary of state
retirement, he declined offers from both parties to run for political office. president george h.w. bush issued a statement saying, general norman schwarzkopf epitomized the duty service, country creed, that has defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our crisis. barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. general schwarzkopf died after a battle with pneumonia. he was 78 years old. >>> and meantime, a top aide for president bush, says her boss won't be leaving the hospital anytime soon. he is in intensive care with complications from bronchitis. but she says the 88-year-old mr. bush would advise to put the harps back in the closet. because he's getting excellent treatment. >>> and secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work next week. she hasn't been seen in public since suffering a concussion about two weeks ago after a fainting spell brought on by a stomach bug. >>> and the fiscal cliff in washington isn't the only major threat to the u.s. economy. this morning, time is running out to avoid
was 78 years old. >>> george h.w. bush is still in guarded condition this morning but his chief of staff said, quote, put the harps back in the closet. he's been moved to intensive care in the hospital in houston. he's being treated for a persistent fever. >> when mr. bush was vice president ronald reagan leaned heavily on british prime minister margaret 24567 thatche. new documentation sheds light on their relationship. >> reporter: these documents show moments of affection and irritation between president reagan and prime minister thatcher. this was her public line on the falklands. >> i came down firmly on our side and we're very grateful to them. >> reporter: a tiny british-ruled island invaded by argentina in 1982. the british sent troops and warships to retake it but behind the scenes there were conflicts with reagan asking for a truce. her asking for support. you are the only person would understand. she was not always happy with his response. describing one of his late-night responses regarding the falklands as so vague i didn't think it was worth reading. the iron lady could hav
.c. is jimmy williams, msnbc contributor and joe watkins, republican strategist and former george h.w. bush white house aide. he was also a romney surrogate. jimmy, do you know how much msnbc pays versus cnbc? i mean is there a reason that you feel more aligned with -- what do we got to do to get you here, anyway? >> pay me more, baby. it's called capitalism. >> oh. now -- >> the democrat speaking. >> now you like capitalism, when it applies to you. okay. we got it. jimmy, can they do anything to -- between tonight -- or they can meet with the president today, and then the house gets back on sunday. do you think they can do some stripped down bill? >> i think that -- i know they can. but they won't. and the reason they won't is because speaker boehner, who i like and you and i have talked about, cannot get -- listen, if he can't get a million bucks threshold on a tax cut through his chamber, what's he going to do get $500,000? it's not going to happen. what i think is going to happen at the white house this afternoon, though, is these folks are going to come in, sit down with the president,
which drove forces out of kuwait. former president george h. w. bush said he epitomized the duty, service, creed that has defended the country's freedom and defense secretary leon panetta described the four-star army general as one of the great military giants of the 20th century. next, an interview with the retired general on his autobiography,"it doesn't take a hero." >> general schwarzkopf, buried in your book as the following sentence -- almost every panel -- general in desert shield fought in vietnam and remember feeling and abetted by our country. you had two tours. how much to the -- did that experience in back the rest of your career? >> it was probably more impacted and -- in the other experience in my entire military career. many of the decisions made were a direct result of things learn from our vietnam experience. maybe not things that had gone well. you learn just as much by seeing things done wrong and sometimes you say i will never do it that way and that you do it differently. an unbelievable impact. i came back from vietnam the second time and agonized whether to
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